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Poster: Shug909 Date: Mar 15, 2017 10:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Stella (Blue) - today all white with snow!

10-21-78 is tops for me due to the intensity and passion of the guitar solo.

In the last few years, Jerry's vocals on Stella got so emotive even as his voice got rougher and the guitar and keyboard sounds got more unpleasing to my ears. But this version from Phoenix in 1994 is killer to hear Jerry sing the hell out of!

https://archive.org/details/gd94-03-05.sbd.kidder.8331.sbeok.shnf/GD94-03-05d2t6.shn

I also really like 7-13-84 Greek for the vibe, even if the solo is short and the vocals are rough, it has a feel that to me is just right for the song and I'll take Brent's backing vocals anyday over anybody else's. https://archive.org/details/gd1984-07-13.sbd.walker-scotton.miller.96153.sbeok.flac16/gd84-07-13d1t01.flac

And if you haven't listened to it in awhile, check out the studio version, its damn fine and to my ears one of their better studio performances ever. I agree its a fantastic song, probably my fave Hunter Garcia ballad, too, with close competition from Comes A Time and High Time, for me.



This post was modified by Shug909 on 2017-03-15 17:15:36